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Blogs & Bulletins
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“World Of Electric Vehicles”
inFOCUS article:
Renovo Coupe: America’s First Electric Supercar
EVWorld Picture
Clean-Energy Investment Opportunities

“Cleaner Greener Driving”
Green Car Reports

Transport Evolved
Informational website from the UK

Hybrid Cars
Buying guide for Hybrid & Electric Cars

Important Media
“You, your health, and the health of our world”
Important Media
EV Obsession
“… a future that’s combustion‑free.”
“Bridging the gap between gear heads and green heads.”
Gas2 Blog
Cleantech News
Cleantech News
Solar – Wind – EV

“…a celebration of human endeavor…”

Writings of Edson Farnell

Everything Drivers Need to Know About Hybrid Vehicles

Josh Levin’s Blogs on EV World: EVWorld Logo

MagLev Vs Hyperloop

MagLev vs. Hyperloop — Technical Discussion

hexOgrid Transportation Network

How the Tragedy in the Bronx Would Not Have Happened with MagLev

Photo-Blog: New York Auto Show 2014

List of all Dr. Levin’s EVWorld blogs.

Explanation of LeviCar’s Hexagrammoid Grid
Sample hexOgrid map of NJ

Sci-Am 20 World-Changing Ideas
LeviCar’s entry into Scientific American’s World-Changing Ideas (WCI) contest (Video 4:59)

Original Scientific American article that inspired LeviCar (pdf 10pp)
Related article by one of the Sci-Am authors

LeviCar’s Poster Presentation at WEEC, the World Energy Engineering Congress, 2009 Nov. 5

EVWorld Logo The first published article about LeviCar:  “The Perfect Synthesis”  EV World, 2004 September 13.

The MagLev Vacation — Read the engaging story of one of the first families to use LeviCar to go on a Florida vacation in the year 2017.

Four Planets
“Press Releases” based on the “Four Planets”

Antecedents & Allies
MagLev200 (Danby-Powell)
Gordon T. Danby, Ph.D.
James R. Powell, Ph.D.
  Fight for Maglev (book)
Fight for Maglev
Maglev America (book)  
Maglev America
Conference Paper:  Energy Efficiency and Economics of Maglev Transport (pdf 18pp)
Stony Brook, NY  2008
Logo of the Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center
In the news…
  Danby and Powell on Flickr
Danby and Powell display reports and awards
Jim Powell on FoxNews  
FoxNews: Jim Powell talks MagLev (4:24)

MagneticGlide – Interstate MagLev Project
MagneticGlide – Interstate MagLev Project

Welcome Page

Newer, more Complete Video (7:51)

Older Video (1:54)

Readiness Resource Group
Readiness Resource Group
Energy and Transport Solutions

Superconducting Maglev Multi Integrated Testing Facility
(proposed for construction in Nevada)
for building and testing MagLev systems for passenger and freight transportation, energy storage, and water transport.
Proposed Nevada Test Facility

Maglev Strategies
Maglev Strategies
“…premium maglev consulting…”

Jim Powell’s Space-MagLev Launcher

StarTram illustration
Wikipedia Article

THE Revolutionary Dualmode Transportation System by Francis D. Reynolds, PE

Magic Highway (partial)
Magic Highway USA, Disney, 1958  (Animated, with intro. by Walt Disney himself  9:03)

First-ever Modular Electric Car
by Ferdinand Porsche (1898)

A More Complete List is available at

Plug In America
“Battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles for the public to drive today.”
Go Electric Drive
Electric Drive’s Consumer Website
Electric Drive’s Consumer Website
Electric Auto Association
Electric Auto Association
“Promoting Electric Vehicles Since 1967”
Reinventing Fire
“… to create a clean, prosperous, and secure future.”
Rocky Mountain Institute
Center for Sustainable Energy
Center for Sustainable Energy
“Accelerting the Transition to a Sustainable World Powered by Clean Energy”
International Energy Agency
Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Implementing Agreement
IEA:  Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Implementing Agreement
Electric Mobility Canada
Electric Mobility Canada
Accelerating Electric Transportation
“Good Jobs, Clean Environment, Green Economy”
Blue-Green alliance
Advance Transit Association
Advance Transit Association

“Leveraging advanced transit to improve mobility”

“New frontiers of mobility in the digital age.”
PodCar.org / Harris Blvd.
BiModal Glideway (detail)
US High-Speed-Rail Association
“21st Century Transportation for America”

Competition & Critiques
LeviCar’s Critique of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop
Transparent view of Hyperloop – Thanks to NBC News
Open Letter to Elon Musk — 2013 Sept. 30
ET3Evacuated Tube Transportation Technologies
“Space Travel on Earth”
ET3 vs. Hyperloop
➀ Who Needs Hyperloop?
This Guy Is Building Something Bigger
➁ Vacuum trains: a high-speed pipe dream?
➂ Vactrain (Wikipedia Article)

PRT (Personal Rapid Transit)
aka ATN (Automatic Transportation Networks)
High-Speed, Low-Cost, Green, Elevated, Personal Rapid Transit

News article
skyTran Cartoon (modified)
Urban Maglev by General Atomics
GA Urban MagLev
… faster, cleaner means of passenger transport in local communities and urban areas.
MonoCab VRT Rapid Transit System (Australia)
“The FUTURE of Public Transport”
Mass Tram illustration
“Sustainable Infrastructure”
LevPods Individual Transit System (LITS)
…helping lead the next generation of changes in transportation.

Tracked Personal Vehicles
TEV project logo
The transportation model for the 21st century
TEV project
BiModal Glideway (detail)
BiModal Glideway
Solves Traffic Jams, Pollution, and Minimizes Oil Dependency.

… other Long-Distance Systems
Mass Tram America
(Inhabitat Magazine article)
Mass Tram illustration
Interstate Traveler
Interstate Traveler
Building the World Wide Hydrogen Super Highway…

Government Projects
Federal High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) Program
California High-Speed Rail Authority

Oliver Cromwell What others are saying about LeviCar
Warts and all
Comments on the LeviCar Proposal and Related Issues by Francis D. Reynolds, PE
The International Maglevboard e.V.
(This webpage also has discussions on Hyperloop, Danby-Powell MagLev, and other advanced transportation proposals)

Other Lists of Advanced-Transportation Systems
Other Cool Ideas (by the TEV Project)
Wikigrain — Bouchard Transportation

Photo Montage of Some People who are Quoted
Motivational-Quotes Page

Today's Quote: “It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.”
    — Wilbur Wright, American aviation pioneer (1867–1912)

“Original” LeviCar Web Page
Old Car
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An opportunity to influence the course
of future government policy:
Beyond Traffic 2045
Uncle Sam wants Your Ideas for the Future of Transportation
Share Your Ideas
about the Draft document (pdf 322pp)

Events & Expositions  (North America only)
A More Complete List is available at

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North Carolina Clean Transportation Tour
18th International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems
Concord (Greater Charlotte), Winston-Salem, and Raleigh, NC – October 20‑22
Connected Mobility USA
Santa Clara, CA – October 26‑28
Connected Mobility USA
Podcar City 9
Podcar City 9
Podcar City 9
Silicon Valley, CA – November 4‑6
Webinar:  Innovation…It’s More Than a Buzz Word
SPEAKER: Kaigham (Ken) J. Gabriel, Ph.D.
Cambridge, MA – November 17
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Mandatory Registration
Series information
HSR Map So. Cal.
High Speed Rail Conference
Los Angeles, CA – December 9‑11
GLOBALCON Conference & Expo
GLOBALCON Conference & Expo
Boston, MA – March 9‑10
SAE 2016 World Congress & Exhibition
Detroit, MI – April 12‑14
SAE 2016 World Congress & Exhibition
Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo
Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo
Long Beach, CA – May 2‑5
EVS-29 – Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition
EVS-29 – Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition
Montréal, Québec, Canada – June 19‑22
International Transportation Electrification Conference 2016
Dearborn, MI – June 27‑29
International Transportation Electrification Conference 2016
Public/Media Night – June 27  5:30 - 7:30 pm

Paean to Nikola Tesla
Young Tesla in Wikipedia
Nikola Tesla (1856–1943)
The Movie
(Trailer; Vimeo 4:30)
(Crowdfunding Campaign)
Tesla’s Tower
Oatmeal Portrait of Tesla
The Man
The Motorcar
Oatmeal picture of Tesla Sedan
The Manifesto
The Wonder World to be Created by Electricity (1915)
 . . . and Musk
Musk Cartoon
Wardenclyffe-Tower Logo
The Museum
(Photos and Videos)
plus Mark Twain
Twain at Tesla's Lab
Oatmeal Logo for Tesla Museum Many thanks to Matthew Inman and The Oatmeal, for publicizing Nikola Tesla, initiating the effort to save his laboratory as a museum, and for getting Elon Musk to donate One Million Dollars.  (You can give, too!)

15-Second Micro Book Review
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
I read it cover-to-cover, over a thousand pages, and found it hopelessly out-of-date, elitist, and immoral, and some of the dialogue was hard to understand. To me, it shows the dangers of Libertarianism.  Some of Ms. Rand’s basic tenets have since been contradicted by scientific research.  —  Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D.
Atlas Shrugged

Fun Stuff
Alate MagLev Train
Amazing Soviet Visions for the Future of Transportation

Multi-Mode Vehicle from the ’50s
Howdy Doody's Air-O-Doodle

Exploded view of ICE
Test drive of a petrol car

LeviCar Song
(Lyrics only)  
A Whole New Ride
There’s a new kind of car,
Green and clean and efficient.
When’s the last time that you went
Door-to-door, so speedily?

LeviCar is … A system for personal transportation, using modular automobiles that are driven locally on regular roads, and …
that also can travel at 300 m.p.h. on a Magnetic-Levitation (MagLev) rail system for longer distances.
RoboTrail is … A similar system for freight transportation, using tractor-trailer rigs to transport cargo containers locally, and …
using that same MagLev network to transport those same containers for long distances.
Magnetic Levitation Rail is …
(MagLev Rail for short)      
A technology for using magnetism to raise (levitate) a vehicle above a rail to that there is no
mechanical friction (only air drag), and using electrical forces from the rail to propel the vehicle forward.
Superconducting MagLev is … A form of MagLev Rail, first developed in the 1960s by Drs. Gordon T. Danby and James R. Powell, using
superconducting magnets, and usually on elevated rails (300 m.p.h.), or over existing rail (150 m.p.h.).
LeviCar and RoboTrail can: make long-distance transport vastly more energy-efficient and safer;
and, unlike conventional railroads, travel non-stop, and also climb steep hills and mountains easily.
LeviCar can: make medium- and long- distance travel much easier;  increase the reliability of cars,
simplify their maintenence; and assist in the use of automated-highway systems.
LeviCar and RoboTrail cannot: generate clean energy by themselves (except for putting solar cells on the rails);  nor
can they easily cross oceans, except at certain "choke points", like the Bering Straits and at Gibraltar.
RoboTrail can: provide air-freight speed at lower cost than highway shipping.
LeviCar can: provide ordinary people with “private rail cars” that go at airplane speeds.
LeviCar and RoboTrail constitute:On-Demand High-Speed Rail (OD-HSR), with no schedules, minimal waiting, and no in-between stopping*
that can slow down conventional HSR.  (*except for rest stops)
LeviCar and RoboTrail …bring the Third Industrial Revolution to the Transportation Sector.

Last updated:  2015 October 2

Partial Update History
2015/08/23 — Added Fragment Tags (#hashtag) & Mouseovers
2015/07/29 — Added labels for Newly added Events
2015/07/01 — New Graphics and Link for Paean to Tesla
2015/06/22 — Minor Change to Primer
2015/05/11 — Added more subheadings to Group C
2015/04/15 — New block for Beyond 2045
2015/04/10 — New Tesla Wardenclyffe Newsletter
2015/02/17 — Links to PROACCTIVE
2015/01/25 — New MagneticGlide Video link
2015/01/07 — PRT stuff
2014/12/16 — Added TradeMark ()
2014/10/02 — New Wardenclyffe newsletter
2014/07/28 — Added Song
2014/06/17 — Link to “Upcoming” blog
2014/05/26 — Added SAE
2014/05/26 — Added Illustration for hexOgrid
2014/05/20 — Links to MagneticGlide video
2014/05/20 — Link to Original Sci-Am article
2014/05/19 — Added D&P Paper, and section on Conferences
2014/05/18 — Added JPods, Tesla, & Atlas Shrugged
2014/05/16 — Added Links to Conferences
2014/05/14 — Changes to "Primer"
2014/05/12 — Finished Interim Version
2014/05/12 — CSS for links
2014/03/05 — Auto-detect of Phone/Tablet/Desktop
2013/12/29 — First release version of new format
2013/12/09 — Started modularizing for new format
2013/09/29 — Added Hyperloop and hexOgrid
2013/01/27 —
Added book
2012/02/24 — New Version
2006/08/13 — Old Version
2006/04/01 — First web version
2003/08/13 — First write-ups
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